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The Politics of Triage: The Contract With America's Surplus Populations. Charles Derber. 1995. Tikkun 10(3): 37.

Lessons learned? What Portland leaders did -- and didn't do -- as people of color were forced to the fringes. Nikole Hannah-Jones. The Oregonian. 4/30/2011. Gentrification in North Portland.

Sociological Images, a resource site that collects images and graphics that are pertinent to sociological content.

ZipRealty Guide to Affordable Housing. Site has good information and resources regarding housing around the country.

3/03/11 David Cay Johnson. DemocracyNow! "Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin": Media Parroting Walker's False Claims of Taxpayer "Subsidies" for Workers' Pensions or Wolf Video Resources (13 minutes) References articles at Tax.com particlularly Breaking News: Tax Revenues Plummeted

The Rise of the New Global Elite. Chrystia Freeland, The Atlantic. January/February 2011.

Wealthy Reap Rewards While Those Who Work Lose. Adrian Appel. Inter Press Service. 7/09/2010.

GMAC chief's pay rivals Wall St. Suzanne Kapner. Financial Times. 3/03/2010.

U.S. Plans New Measure for Poverty. Sam Roberts. NY Times. 3/2/2010.

Poverty and disability greatly correlated, new study shows. Mike Ervin. The Progressive. 11/03/2009.

10,000 apply for 90 factory jobs. Jere Downs. Louisville Courier-Journal. 10/08/2009.

Half of US kids will get food stamps, study says. Lindsey Tanner. AP. 11/02/2009

UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless. Chris McGreal. Guardian. 11/12/2009.

Attacks on Homeless Bring Push on Hate Crime Laws. Eric Lichtblau. NY Times. 8/08/2009.

Broken Laws Unprotected Workers. NELP. 9/2009.

More higher-income families are home schooling their children. Greg Toppo. USA Today. 6/02/2009.

Study: Medical Bills Underlie 60 Percent of US Bankruptcies. Maggie Fox. Reuters. 6/04/2009

Pollution, Race, and Poverty. James Kwak. Baseline Scenario. 5/05/09.

The L-Curve: Income Distribution of the U.S.. David S. Chandler. 2/04/2007. Video Resource

The income distribution of the United States is far more unequal than most people realize. In fact it is so lopsided, it is hard to represent on a single graph. For more see http://www.lcurve.org

Poverty In America. St. Vincent dePaul Charities. 6/05/2008, Video Resource (U:wolf PW:wolf)

U.S. Families Struggle to Eat. CBS. 7/09/2008. Video Resource user: wolf password: wolf

Men become richer after divorce. Amelia Hill. Guardian/UK. 1/25/2009.

Rio Slum Barrier Plans Spark Outcry. Tom Phillips. Guardian/UK. 1/06/2009.

The Stimulus: How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers. Robert Reich. TruthOut. 1/10/2009.

The $10 Trillion Hangover: Paying the Price for eight years of Bush. Linda Bilmes and Josepf Stiglitz, images by Nigel Holmes. Harper's Magazine. January 2009. 6 pgs pdf ( original (subscription req.)

Peak Oil and the Working Class. Dale Allen Pfeiffer. 9/16/2005.

As Workers' Pensions Wither, Those for Executives Flourish. Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis, Wall Street Journal. June 23, 2006

Executive Pensions Often Secured First. Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis. Hartford Courant (republished in The Wall Street Journal. 4/27/2003.

Middle class has been shrinking for decades. Rom Eblen. Kentucky Herald-Leader. 10/03/2008.

Learning from Concentrated Poverty in America: A Synthesis of Themes from the Case Studies. A joint project of the Community Affairs offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution. 2008. Full report.

The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case studies from communities across the U.S.. A joint project of the Community Affairs offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution. 2008. (original) Synthesis of Themes

Hunger among U.S. children skyrockets in 2007

Characteristics of Low-Income Households With Very Low Food Security. Mark Nord. Economic Information Bulletin Number 25. May 2007. USDA. (research copy).

Portland's low-income neighborhoods are city's 'food deserts'. Paige Parker. The Oregonian. 11/15/2008. (research copy)

Japan's burgeoning class: Working Poor. Shino Yuasa. AP. 10/26/2008.

Still Working Hard - Still Falling Short. Working Poor Families Project. October 2008. Includes state rankings. (original)

Vietnamese women wed foreigners to help family. Ben Stocking. AP. 8/10/2008.

Unequal America: Causes and consequences of the wide--and growing--gap between rich and poor. Elizabeth Gudrais. Harvard Magazine. July/August 2008.

New Criminal Record: 7.2 Million. Darryl Fear. Washington Post. 6/12/2008.

Plutocracy Reborn. The Nation. 6/11/2008.

The Rich and the Rest of Us. John Cavanagh & Chuck Collins. The Nation. 6/11/2008.

Americans $1.7 trillion poorer. Tami Luhby. CNN. 6/05/2008.

Racial Shift in a Progressive City (Portland) Spurs Talks. William Yardley. NY Times. 5/29/2008.

Food stamp recipients pinched by high food prices. Dawn Babwin. Associated Press. 5/16/2008.

Native American health suffers due to inequality. Donald Wame. The Progressive. 5/20/2008.

Mom forced to live in car with dogs. Thelma Gutierrez & Wayne Drash. CNN. 5/20/2008.

Utah Mine Disaster Was Preventable, Report Says. Ian Urbina. NY Times. 5/09/2008. Reports: Complaint (31pgs); Referral to Committee (4pgs); Final Report (164pgs)

The Great Shopping Spree, R.I.P.. Robert J. Samuelson. Newsweek. 4/28/2008.

Bangladesh children toil to survive. Al Jazeera. 4/14/2008.

Despite Tough Times, Ultrarich Keep Spending. Christine Haughney & Eric Konigsberg. NY Times. 4/13/2008.

A faltering economy hasn't slowed American CEOs' pursuit of wealth. David Walsh. World Socialist Web Site. 4/16/2008.

Wall Street Winners Get Billion-Dollar Paydays. Jenny Anderson. NY Times. 4/16/2008.

As income gap widens, recession fears grow. Tami Luhby. CNN. 4/09/2008

For Many, a Boom That Wasn't. David Leonhardt. NY Times. 4/09/2008.

Foreclosure Machine Thrives on Woes. Gretchen Morgenson & Jonathan Glater. NY Times. 3/30/2008.

As Jobs Vanish and Prices Rise, Food Stamp Use Nears Record. Erik Eckholm. NY Times. 3/31/2008,

Jobs down 3rd straight month; recession looms Kevin Hall. McClatchy. 4/04/2008.

Executive Pay: The Bottom Line for Those at the Top. 4/06/2008. NY Times. Interactive display.

Blue Collar, Bare Cupboards. Sasha Abramsky. In These Times. 3/28/2008.

Rich clients' assets to hit $75 trillion by 2012: study. Reuters. 3/27/2008.

Women Behind Bars Project. Women in the criminal justice system.

Seattle Battles the Homeless. Silja Talvi. In These Times. 3/27/2008.

Tension About Religion and Class in Turkey. Sabrina Tavernise. NY Times. 2/19/2008.

Diversity TV. Online video programming on diversity issues.

What Created This Monster?. Nelson Schwartz & Julie Creswell. NT Times. 3/23/08. The role of deregulation of the financial industry and the use of derivatives to "spread risk."

Americas Slave Labor. Christopher Moraff. In These Times. 1/17/2008.

Up to 70% interest - credit card aimed at the poor. Patrick Collinson. Guardian UK. 2/12/2008.

Endowments and the creation of a two-tier higher education system in America . Charles Bogle. World Socialist Web Site. 2/11/2008.

Best U.S. factory jobs in rising jeopardy. Mark Trumbull. Christian Science Monitor. 2/15/2008.

Poverty Is Poison. Paul Krugman. NY Times. 2/18/2008.

Low unemployment rate hides rise in long-term jobless. Kevin G. Hall. McClatchy. 2/18/2008.

The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck. Nancy Cleeland. The Nation. 2/20/2008.

Poverty Facts and Stats.

Sub-prime CEOs defend high wages. BBC. 3/07/2008.

3 CEOs made $460 million - House panel - Sub-prime mortgages. Ben Rooney. CNN. 3/06/2008.

America's 'Near Poor' Are Increasingly at Economic Risk, Experts Say. 5/08/06 Erik Eckholm, NY Times.

State of the Dream: Foreclosed. United for a Fair Economy. 1/16/2008. Charts: Racial cost of predatory lending; more charts

Ending Homelessness. Lori Aratani. Washington Post. 1/16/2008.

Report Says US Lenders Prey on Minorities. Abid Aslam. International Press Service. 1/16/2008.

New inflation data explain middle-class squeeze. Kevin G. Hall. McClatchy. 1/16/2008.

Economic Mobility of Black and White Families

DC’s Two Economies: Many Residents Are Falling Behind. DC Fiscal Policy Institute October 2007. Poverty Rate Grows Amid an Economic Boom.

Life at America's bottom wage. Mark Trumbull. Christian Science Monitor. 1/09/07.

Hard Times For U.S. Workers. Oxford Analytica. 7/27/07.

The New Suburban Poverty. 4/05/07 Press, The Nation.

Poverty gap in US has widened under Bush. Andrew Gumbel. Independent. 2/27/07.

Pay To Be Saved: The Future of Disaster Response. Naomi Klein, CommonDreams, 8/28/06

Top 100 Executives by Total Compensation 2006

Top 100 Executives by Salary 2006

Economic Inequality and Health By Peter Montague
The following article describes two important studies (from Harvard and Berkeley) that impressively link income inequality to many various social problems, like higher mortality rates, crime, welfare, substance abuse and educational problems. It explains why the growing inequality of the Reagan Years, described in detail on this web site, played such a critical role in worsening our nation's social problems. An extremely important read!

Table 9. Private industry, by full-time and part-time status

Part-time Workers' Earnings

Fewer hours, fewer benefits, MLR: The Editor's Desk

Surveys of Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

National Compensation Survey

National Low Income Housing Coalition

The American Community Survey and Intercensal Population Estimates

Shifting Fortunes Report

Robber Barons

ESBR: Income

The EPI DataZone

Family Statistics

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

The US National Income Statistics

The Effect of Race and Sex on Welfare Benefits

Social Class Home Page

Allyn & Bacon's Sociology Links: Social Class and Poverty

Poverty guidelines and poverty thresholds: What they are, and how they are used

Poverty, Family Structure, and Child Well-Being: Indicators From the SIPP

Poverty-Related Resources Compiled by IRP

Institute for Research on Poverty

Statistical Update Child Poverty

Welfare Reform and the General Welfare

Freedom to Be More Equal than Others: Graduates Versus Oligarchs 2/27/06 Paul Krugman, NYT

Top 100 Executives by Total CompensationWashington Post, 7/10/06

Top 100 Executives by Salary Washington Post, 7/10/06

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Bureau of Labor Statistics

Social Class

3/03/11 David Cay Johnson. DemocracyNow! "Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin": Media Parroting Walker's False Claims of Taxpayer "Subsidies" for Workers' Pensions or Wolf Video Resources (13 minutes) References articles at Tax.com particlularly Breaking News: Tax Revenues Plummeted

10,000 apply for 90 factory jobs. Jere Downs. Louisville Courier-Journal. 10/08/2009.

3 CEOs made $460 million - House panel - Sub-prime mortgages. Ben Rooney. CNN. 3/06/2008.

A faltering economy hasn't slowed American CEOs' pursuit of wealth. David Walsh. World Socialist Web Site. 4/16/2008.

Allyn & Bacon's Sociology Links: Social Class and Poverty

America's 'Near Poor' Are Increasingly at Economic Risk, Experts Say. 5/08/06 Erik Eckholm, NY Times.

Americans $1.7 trillion poorer. Tami Luhby. CNN. 6/05/2008.

Americas Slave Labor. Christopher Moraff. In These Times. 1/17/2008.

As Jobs Vanish and Prices Rise, Food Stamp Use Nears Record. Erik Eckholm. NY Times. 3/31/2008,

As Workers' Pensions Wither, Those for Executives Flourish. Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis, Wall Street Journal. June 23, 2006

As income gap widens, recession fears grow. Tami Luhby. CNN. 4/09/2008

Attacks on Homeless Bring Push on Hate Crime Laws. Eric Lichtblau. NY Times. 8/08/2009.

Bangladesh children toil to survive. Al Jazeera. 4/14/2008.

Best U.S. factory jobs in rising jeopardy. Mark Trumbull. Christian Science Monitor. 2/15/2008.

Blue Collar, Bare Cupboards. Sasha Abramsky. In These Times. 3/28/2008.

Broken Laws Unprotected Workers. NELP. 9/2009.

Characteristics of Low-Income Households With Very Low Food Security. Mark Nord. Economic Information Bulletin Number 25. May 2007. USDA. (research copy).

DC’s Two Economies: Many Residents Are Falling Behind. DC Fiscal Policy Institute October 2007. Poverty Rate Grows Amid an Economic Boom.

Despite Tough Times, Ultrarich Keep Spending. Christine Haughney & Eric Konigsberg. NY Times. 4/13/2008.

Diversity TV. Online video programming on diversity issues.

ESBR: Income

Economic Inequality and Health By Peter Montague
The following article describes two important studies (from Harvard and Berkeley) that impressively link income inequality to many various social problems, like higher mortality rates, crime, welfare, substance abuse and educational problems. It explains why the growing inequality of the Reagan Years, described in detail on this web site, played such a critical role in worsening our nation's social problems. An extremely important read!

Economic Mobility of Black and White Families

Ending Homelessness. Lori Aratani. Washington Post. 1/16/2008.

Endowments and the creation of a two-tier higher education system in America . Charles Bogle. World Socialist Web Site. 2/11/2008.

Executive Pay: The Bottom Line for Those at the Top. 4/06/2008. NY Times. Interactive display.

Executive Pensions Often Secured First. Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis. Hartford Courant (republished in The Wall Street Journal. 4/27/2003.

Family Statistics

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

Fewer hours, fewer benefits, MLR: The Editor's Desk

Food stamp recipients pinched by high food prices. Dawn Babwin. Associated Press. 5/16/2008.

For Many, a Boom That Wasn't. David Leonhardt. NY Times. 4/09/2008.

Foreclosure Machine Thrives on Woes. Gretchen Morgenson & Jonathan Glater. NY Times. 3/30/2008.

Freedom to Be More Equal than Others: Graduates Versus Oligarchs 2/27/06 Paul Krugman, NYT

GMAC chief's pay rivals Wall St. Suzanne Kapner. Financial Times. 3/03/2010.

Half of US kids will get food stamps, study says. Lindsey Tanner. AP. 11/02/2009

Hard Times For U.S. Workers. Oxford Analytica. 7/27/07.

Hunger among U.S. children skyrockets in 2007

Institute for Research on Poverty

Japan's burgeoning class: Working Poor. Shino Yuasa. AP. 10/26/2008.

Jobs down 3rd straight month; recession looms Kevin Hall. McClatchy. 4/04/2008.

Learning from Concentrated Poverty in America: A Synthesis of Themes from the Case Studies. A joint project of the Community Affairs offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution. 2008. Full report.

Lessons learned? What Portland leaders did -- and didn't do -- as people of color were forced to the fringes. Nikole Hannah-Jones. The Oregonian. 4/30/2011. Gentrification in North Portland.

Life at America's bottom wage. Mark Trumbull. Christian Science Monitor. 1/09/07.

Low unemployment rate hides rise in long-term jobless. Kevin G. Hall. McClatchy. 2/18/2008.

May 2005 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Bureau of Labor Statistics

Men become richer after divorce. Amelia Hill. Guardian/UK. 1/25/2009.

Middle class has been shrinking for decades. Rom Eblen. Kentucky Herald-Leader. 10/03/2008.

Mom forced to live in car with dogs. Thelma Gutierrez & Wayne Drash. CNN. 5/20/2008.

More higher-income families are home schooling their children. Greg Toppo. USA Today. 6/02/2009.

National Compensation Survey

National Low Income Housing Coalition

Native American health suffers due to inequality. Donald Wame. The Progressive. 5/20/2008.

New Criminal Record: 7.2 Million. Darryl Fear. Washington Post. 6/12/2008.

New inflation data explain middle-class squeeze. Kevin G. Hall. McClatchy. 1/16/2008.

Part-time Workers' Earnings

Pay To Be Saved: The Future of Disaster Response. Naomi Klein, CommonDreams, 8/28/06

Peak Oil and the Working Class. Dale Allen Pfeiffer. 9/16/2005.

Plutocracy Reborn. The Nation. 6/11/2008.

Pollution, Race, and Poverty. James Kwak. Baseline Scenario. 5/05/09.

Portland's low-income neighborhoods are city's 'food deserts'. Paige Parker. The Oregonian. 11/15/2008. (research copy)

Poverty Facts and Stats.

Poverty Is Poison. Paul Krugman. NY Times. 2/18/2008.

Poverty and disability greatly correlated, new study shows. Mike Ervin. The Progressive. 11/03/2009.

Poverty gap in US has widened under Bush. Andrew Gumbel. Independent. 2/27/07.

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Poverty guidelines and poverty thresholds: What they are, and how they are used

Poverty In America. St. Vincent dePaul Charities. 6/05/2008, Video Resource (U:wolf PW:wolf)

Poverty, Family Structure, and Child Well-Being: Indicators From the SIPP

Poverty-Related Resources Compiled by IRP

Table 9. Private industry, by full-time and part-time status

Racial Shift in a Progressive City (Portland) Spurs Talks. William Yardley. NY Times. 5/29/2008.

Report Says US Lenders Prey on Minorities. Abid Aslam. International Press Service. 1/16/2008.

Rich clients' assets to hit $75 trillion by 2012: study. Reuters. 3/27/2008.

Rio Slum Barrier Plans Spark Outcry. Tom Phillips. Guardian/UK. 1/06/2009.

Robber Barons

Seattle Battles the Homeless. Silja Talvi. In These Times. 3/27/2008.

Shifting Fortunes Report

Social Class Home Page

Sociological Images, a resource site that collects images and graphics that are pertinent to sociological content.

State of the Dream: Foreclosed. United for a Fair Economy. 1/16/2008. Charts: Racial cost of predatory lending; more charts

Statistical Update Child Poverty

Still Working Hard - Still Falling Short. Working Poor Families Project. October 2008. Includes state rankings. (original)

Study: Medical Bills Underlie 60 Percent of US Bankruptcies. Maggie Fox. Reuters. 6/04/2009

Sub-prime CEOs defend high wages. BBC. 3/07/2008.

Surveys of Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Tension About Religion and Class in Turkey. Sabrina Tavernise. NY Times. 2/19/2008.

The $10 Trillion Hangover: Paying the Price for eight years of Bush. Linda Bilmes and Josepf Stiglitz, images by Nigel Holmes. Harper's Magazine. January 2009. 6 pgs pdf ( original (subscription req.)

The American Community Survey and Intercensal Population Estimates

The EPI DataZone

The Effect of Race and Sex on Welfare Benefits

The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case studies from communities across the U.S.. A joint project of the Community Affairs offices of the Federal Reserve System and the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution. 2008. (original) Synthesis of Themes

The Great Shopping Spree, R.I.P.. Robert J. Samuelson. Newsweek. 4/28/2008.

The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck. Nancy Cleeland. The Nation. 2/20/2008.

The L-Curve: Income Distribution of the U.S.. David S. Chandler. 2/04/2007. Video Resource

The income distribution of the United States is far more unequal than most people realize. In fact it is so lopsided, it is hard to represent on a single graph. For more see http://www.lcurve.org

The New Suburban Poverty. 4/05/07 Press, The Nation.

The Politics of Triage: The Contract With America's Surplus Populations. Charles Derber. 1995. Tikkun 10(3): 37.

The Rich and the Rest of Us. John Cavanagh & Chuck Collins. The Nation. 6/11/2008.

The Rise of the New Global Elite. Chrystia Freeland, The Atlantic. January/February 2011.

The Stimulus: How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers. Robert Reich. TruthOut. 1/10/2009.

The US National Income Statistics

Top 100 Executives by Salary Washington Post, 7/10/06

Top 100 Executives by Salary 2006

Top 100 Executives by Total CompensationWashington Post, 7/10/06

Top 100 Executives by Total Compensation 2006

U.S. Families Struggle to Eat. CBS. 7/09/2008. Video Resource user: wolf password: wolf

U.S. Plans New Measure for Poverty. Sam Roberts. NY Times. 3/2/2010.

UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless. Chris McGreal. Guardian. 11/12/2009.

Unequal America: Causes and consequences of the wide--and growing--gap between rich and poor. Elizabeth Gudrais. Harvard Magazine. July/August 2008.

Up to 70% interest - credit card aimed at the poor. Patrick Collinson. Guardian UK. 2/12/2008.

Utah Mine Disaster Was Preventable, Report Says. Ian Urbina. NY Times. 5/09/2008. Reports: Complaint (31pgs); Referral to Committee (4pgs); Final Report (164pgs)

Vietnamese women wed foreigners to help family. Ben Stocking. AP. 8/10/2008.

Wall Street Winners Get Billion-Dollar Paydays. Jenny Anderson. NY Times. 4/16/2008.

Wealthy Reap Rewards While Those Who Work Lose. Adrian Appel. Inter Press Service. 7/09/2010.

Welfare Reform and the General Welfare

What Created This Monster?. Nelson Schwartz & Julie Creswell. NT Times. 3/23/08. The role of deregulation of the financial industry and the use of derivatives to "spread risk."

Women Behind Bars Project. Women in the criminal justice system.

ZipRealty Guide to Affordable Housing. Site has good information and resources regarding housing around the country.

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